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HYUNDAI Accent Sedan Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 6
First production year: 1999
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
 

2017 - Present

The fifth generation of the Hyundai Accent was introduced at the Orange County International Auto Show. The car's evolution showed an increase in dimensions and practicality. The Hyundai Accent stepped-up with more High Strength Steel made by the Hyundai steel factories. Due to intensive use of HSS, less steel material was required but the final result was a 32% stronger body and only 11 kg (22 lbs) more weight added to the unibody construction. When viewed from some angles, the 2017 Accent looked like a shrunken Sonata. But, despite being smaller than the executive Hyundai seda...

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gasoline engines:

HYUNDAI Accent 1.6L 6AT (130 HP)

HYUNDAI Accent 1.6L 6MT (130 HP)

HYUNDAI Accent 1.6L Smartstream 6MT (120 HP)

 

2011 - 2017

The 2013 Accent continues Hyundai’s mission to defy convention by offering extraordinary value and class-above features to subcompact car shoppers. Now in its second year of production, Accent adds even more standard equipment and offers new class-above comfort features to satisfy shoppers in this hot segment. Heated side mirrors, remote keyless entry and air conditioning are now standard on all 2013 Accent trims. Accent SE’s side mirrors have been upgraded with turn signal indicators for an extra level of safety. Shoppers also will find an optional power sunroof on the Accent SE trim. ...

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gasoline engines:

HYUNDAI Accent 4 Doors 1.4L 5MT (107 HP)

HYUNDAI Accent 4 Doors 1.6L 4AT (123 HP)

HYUNDAI Accent 4 Doors 1.6L 5MT (123 HP)

HYUNDAI Accent 4 Doors 1.6L 6AT (138 HP)

HYUNDAI Accent 4 Doors 1.6L 6MT (138 HP)

diesel engines:

HYUNDAI Accent 4 Doors 1.4L 6MT (90 HP)

HYUNDAI Accent 4 Doors 1.6L 4AT (128 HP)

HYUNDAI Accent 4 Doors 1.6L 6MT (128 HP)

 

2006 - 2011

By 2006, Hyundai was no longer a stranger on any market, and the Accent was one of its best-selling products. When it introduced the four-door sedan version, Hyundai aimed to the families that asked for more but couldn't afford it. It wasn't a very sophisticated car and, thanks to its affordable price, it wasn't a burden on the budget. Last but not least, the Korean brand was already known for its reliable products, and that helped its sales department. The sedan was a simple vehicle built for simple people. It didn't offer any aggressive stance or ferocious look. I...

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2003 - 2006

Hyundai pushed the pedal and introduced a facelifted version for the Accent's second generation after just three years since the model's introduction, in 2000. One of the most appreciated versions of the stable came in a four-door sedan shape, which was complemented by the three-door and the five-door hatchback. Yet, the sedan was the one that made many customers ditch in their pockets to get it home. While the bio-design era was gone and most carmakers started to sharpen up the lines and shapes of their cars, Hyundai took an opposite path. The Accent's headlights were n...

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2003 - 2006

Hyundai stepped up its game and introduced the Accent's second generation's facelifted version in 2003 as a sedan and hatchback with three or five doors. The five-door version was designed to serve as a mix between a three-box sedan and a station wagon. It was a good option for those who were looking for a small vehicle to fit in tighter parking spots and still offer a large trunk space. Along with the exterior refresh, the Korean carmaker introduced new and upgraded engines to make the car cleaner and more fuel-efficient. In a time when most of the carmakers started to sharp...

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1999 - 2003

Hyundai introduced the second generation of the Accent in 1999. It was a big improvement over its predecessor and brought the sedan version as an essential sales factor. Hyundai was still young on the car-market when it introduced the second generation of the Accent. From its previous models, the Korean carmaker understood that it could win a place at the table only if it could offer more features for the same money. The second generation did even more than that. While the first generation was a bland, rounded car, the second generation featured a grille that looked like a mouth with t...

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